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The Japan Foundation > Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) - USA and Canada

This programme is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organisations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. Deadline: 31 October 2017.

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Aide à la mobilité « Recherche innovante en art contemporain » 2018

L’Institut français, en partenariat avec le ministère de la Culture – Direction générale de la création artistique, et l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art s’associent pour l’attribution d’une aide à la mobilité internationale « Recherche innovante en art contemporain » à un/e chercheur/se français/e ou vivant en France. Date limite: 30 septembre 2017.

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First call for proposals for the financing of cross-border cooperation projects in the Mediterranean

Amongst the topics addressed by the call, which covers the 11 Programme Priorities, are the challenges linked to territorial economic growth through the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the driving role of innovation and research, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, and finally the protection of environment and adaptation to climate change. Each partnership submitting a project proposal shall represent at least three eligible countries, including at least one different EU Mediterranean Country and one Mediterranean Partner Country. Deadline: 9 November 2017.

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Robert Bosch Stiftung > Actors of Urban Change

Actors of Urban Change aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities and by using specific potentials of culture as driver and enabler of positive change. This is carried out by strengthening the competencies for cross-sector collaboration among actors from the cultural, public and private sectors. Through local projects, an international qualification programme, Europe-wide exchange and individual coaching, the programme participants put those skills into practice. This programme is open to individuals who are based in one of the 47 Council of Europe member states, Kosovo or Belarus.Deadline: 29 September 2017.

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22th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival (Stuttgart, Germany) > Competition for contemporary choreographers and young dancers

The festival will provide an overall view of the latest trends in the solo-dance-theatre scene. As participants in the competition, choreographers and dancers from around the world, are requested to perform a solo piece which is new, original, imaginative, unique and which displays unusual achievement. The respected jury will judge choreographic and dance skills as well as musicality, interpretation and performance. Deadline: 11 November 2017.

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Camargo Foundation (France) > Camargo Core Residency Programme

The Camargo Core Programme is the historical and flagship programme of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. The Camargo Core Programme offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By encouraging groundbreaking research and experimentation, it supports the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to foster connections between research and creation. Deadline: 17 October 2017.

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TelepART - Mobility Support application

TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for performing artists to travel and perform internationally. It is a light micro-funding format aimed for emerging and semi-established professional artists. Run by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg). All projects must include performers or event organisers from Finland and at least one Benelux country. Ongoing deadline. In order to secure TelepART funding, the performance(s) must take place no earlier than two calendar weeks from submitting the application.

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François Schneider Foundation > “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition

For its 7th edition, the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller (France) launches the “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition in order to discover, accompany and reveal new talents at the general public and to support the contemporary creation on the theme of water. The competition chooses each year 7 laureates among a thousand of candidatures and it is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in all disciplines related to visual arts. Deadline: 1 October 2017.

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TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries

In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries.In order to respond to the continued interest in these joint projects, the Federal Cultural Foundation has extended the programme with additional funding until 2021 (originally scheduled to end in April 2020). Deadline: 31 March 2018.

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Information about job vacancies, open calls, networks etc within cultural sectors in Europe and internationally

Looking for information about vacancies, open calls, networks etc within Cultural sectors in Europe and internationally? Check this list was prepared and updated by the Swedish Public Employment Service Culture Media Sweden /EURES Sweden.

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Open call: First aid to documentary heritage under threat

The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation announce a new call for proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2017 at 17:00 Amsterdam time (CET). Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered.

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Join Climate Change Theatre Action 2017! Host an Event in Your Community! > Call for collaborators

Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP23 meeting chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany. See how you can become a collaborator before the 1st October 2017.

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Confidence Building 2017 – 2018 Call for Project Proposals

The projects should be initiated by civil society organizations which can effectively engage target audiences within the population of the region in their projects’ activities. Organizations requesting grants must be legally registered in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners (especially those from the EU) is possible and welcome. Deadline (second): 29 September 2017.

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Bibliothek Andreas Züst (Switzerland) > Open call for residencies

Twice annually — respectively for the months of April and November — , the Bibliothek Andreas Züst offers three studio residency stipends. The length of the stay can vary from one to four weeks according to the needs of the stipendiaries. Application for the Studio Residency Stipend is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines — visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, dance, design, architecture, film, photography, and art-related disciplines. Deadlines: 31 May and 31 October 2017.

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UK-China Connections through Culture Grants

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. Application deadlines: Friday 5 May 2017, Friday 4 August 2017, Friday 3 November 2017 and Friday 2 February 2018.

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